Game Day Dinner on Sunday was
Chinese take-out food (you know, a tradition for the holiday season). While
ordering, the topic of General Tso's Chicken came up, because the menu for
the local Chinese restaurant was written in Engrish and came out as General Tao's
I normally wouldn't even bother mentioning this, but I just now came
across this fantastic
talk on General Tso's Chicken (who is also making a documentary about General Tso's
Chicken) that goes into not only the history of this classic dish, but
makes the point that it is a thoroughly
American dish (created by a Taiwanese chef in 1970s New York City).
Oh, about the title? That's also covered in the talk, which reminded me
a bit of Connections, that
wonderful television series by James
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